Jerusalem Photo Friday: My Highest Joy

Stand for Israel  |  October 8, 2021

Western Wall in Jerusalem in the late 1800s
(Photo: Felix Bonfils, 1831-1885)

“If I forget you, Jerusalem,
may my right hand forget its skill.
May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth
if I do not remember you,
If I do not consider Jerusalem
my highest joy.” (Psalm 137:5-6)

Jerusalem has, for millennia, been the “highest joy” of the Jewish people. And no other spot in the Holy City is holier than this, the Kotel, or the Western Wall.

This picture, taken in the late 1800s in Jeruslem, is one of the earliest known photographs of the holiest site to the Jewish people. Shabbat shalom, friends.

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